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Fresh to Daphne

With today’s weather being a fabulous mid 70 degrees everyone in the showroom has been craving a fresh salad from the nearby cafe. As lunch time came and passed it seemed intern after intern came back with a bowl of greens sprinkled with added pops of color in the form of fruit and veggies. Why not incorporate this healthy lifestyle choice into your everyday summer wardrobe? These gorgeous greens got us thinking how my newest Daphne collection adds pops of color to the most basic and fresh summer style. Why not change it up and wear a fantastic outfit of white and throw on a gorgeous green necklace to add some flavor to the mix? Stand out in the most simple of ways this week with a fresh twist on a summer trend. Continue below to see how were thinking fresh today in the showroom as well as one of my favorite salad recipe for a lovely summertime meal.




White spinach salad with caramelized shallots:

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Dripping in Daphne

With the recent weather shifting from sun dress hot to rain jacket down poor, everyone in the showroom has been discussing ways to stay busy indoors while still enjoying the outdoor elements. The MoMA of course has our answer! The Rain Room exhibit created by Random International located at the MoMA PS1, allows viewers to control the rain themselves by simply walking around the room.  Perfect for a scorching hot day in the New York sun! This new exhibit got us thinking, how else can we incorporate this months unexpected downpours into our summer wardrobe? Continue below to see how these recent rainy days are inspiring us to incorporate rain boots with my newest collection Daphne. Don’t be left out to dry this summer! Stay dripping in green-gold chains and gems!



Follow this link to view a short video on the Rain Room

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A POSTCARD Chanel Couture – Paris Spring 2012

“Adornment, what a science. Beauty, what a weapon. Modesty, what elegance.”               Coco Chanel  (Please see my earlier post dated November 4, 2011 for more Coco Chanel quotes.)







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Coco Chanel – Quotes


COCO CHANEL – The “goddess” patron of fashion, style, perfume, jewelry and Paris! The original mother of all designers past and present, Karl Lagerfeld’s mother as well…



When the immortal COCO CHANEL, the original “goddess of Parisian fashion” speaks, we mortal fashion people/worshipers listen:

“I don’t do fashion. I am fashion.” This is a fact!

“Adornment, what a science. Beauty, what a weapon. Modesty, what elegance.” Fashion rule No one.

Every word counts to me, its like Ancient Greek philosophy, but in this case, its “Chanel” philosophy. The “fashion goddess” has spoken in her lifetime with her major accomplishments and some wise words of wisdom:

” A girl should be two things: Classy and glamorous.” How wise!!!










“Fashion fades, only style remains the same.” How true!

“Iam not young but I feel young. The day I feel old, I will go to bed and stay there. J’aime la vie. I feel that to live is a wonderful thing.” I totally agree with this one…

“How many cares does one looses when one  decides not to be something, but someone.” How very true…












“I don’t understand how a woman can leave the house without fixing herself up a little – only out of politeness. And then, you never know, maybe that’s the day she has a date with destiny. And its best to be pretty as possible with destiny.” Coco is right again…it happened to me…I met the love of my life feeling great…












“Hard times arouse an instinctive desire for authenticity.” Yes! I agree with this one as well. Who needs fakes? [That includes people as well.]

“There is no time for cut-and-dried monotony. There is time for work and there is time for love. That leaves no other time.” Must I say more? Fashion rule No two!

“Great love too must be endured.” I know…it must…We all need a great love. Fashion rule No three!

“If a man talks bad about all women it really means he was burned by one woman.” Yes. It makes total sense…however, not all women are alike…

“A woman who does not wear perfume has no future.” A very true statement. Take it from Coco. That is Coco Chanel, the creator of Chanel No 5! Do not question this statement. Just take the chic advice! From a French woman…












“Elegance does not consist in putting on a new dress.” Yes. There has to be more depth, more substance…a personality… Coco was right… Fashion rule No four!











“Fashion is made to become unfashionable.” Unless it is CHANEL…

“One cannot be forever innovative. I wanted to create classics.” Yes, timeless CHANEL! Always in fashion. 

“The best color in the world is the one that looks good on you.” Yes! Black!

“Luxury must be comfortable, otherwise it’s not luxury.” A very famous Italian fashion editor said recently, “If it’s not uncomfortable, you don’t get the look.” This is a topic for debate…

“Look for the woman in the dress. If there is no woman, there is no dress.” I get it…the woman creates “the look!” 

“There have been several duchesses of Westminster, but there is one Coco Chanel.” I get it! Coco chose fame and glory…eternal fashion glory…

“Elegance is refusal.”…in order to become unforgettable…

“It is the unseen, unforgettable, ultimate accessory of fashion that heralds your arrival and prolongs your departure.” My philosophy as well and the reason I work in the glamorous, enchanting, seductive world of fashion.

“My friends, there are no friends.” I disagree…

“As soon as you set foot on a yacht you belong to some man, not to yourself, and you die of boredom.” I don’t know about that. As far as I know, you always have yourself…it can not be taken away from you, unless, you give it away…and you don’t want to do that!

“As long as you know men are like children, you know everything.” This one is cute! [No disrespect to men.]

“A woman has the age she deserves.” My favorite!

“My life didn’t please me, so I created my life.” My absolute favorite and fashion rule No five! [like CHANEL No5]

I will be back with more Coco Chanel “CC” stories…



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A post card – Coco Chanel


                                        COCO CHANEL – PARIS

Gabrielle Bonheur “Coco” Chanel ( August 19, 1883 – January 10, 1971)

Was the founder of the most famous fashion brand Channel [as if you don’t already know…] was named by Time 100 one of the most important people of the century…last century. The rest is fashion history…which I am going to tell all about it on my next post…very soon. This is just the preview.       






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